At the end of June, the city passed a policy to prioritize pedestrian and cyclist access through temporary construction zones I talked to PBOT’s Street Use Permits department (CPAC) about the NW 19th and Overton apartments, which had the Overton bikeway closed for many months.
When the developers were up for a renewal of the permit, I sent pictures showing the road blocked off for basic deliveries and blocked off even when it wasn’t being used at all. PBOT was able to encourage some redesigns during the permit renewal, and here’s how it ended…
The bike lane on July 22. It was narrow but short enough that negotiating oncoming bike traffic was easy:
And here’s the bike lane on August 8 with morning bike traffic. A few weeks after the previous picture, it’s wider and better signed:
If you’re a hashtag kind of person, this is a good example of #WorkZoneWTF turning into #WorkZoneFTW.
– Ted Timmons, @tedder42